The Hills are Alive with the Scent of Wildflowers!
Marcia began her career in the
business world, which, while rewarding in its own way, lacked
a certain joy. A joy that can't be reproduced but must be discovered
of its own accord. When she moved
to Wolcott, Vermont in 1970, Marcia found her niche and suddenly
her world was overflowing with magnificent natural surroundings,
which generated a joy of their own. It was then that she knew
that she wanted to venture into the floral industry, but in
what capacity she had yet to decide.
Marcia decided to attend
Vermont Academy of Floral Design and there began her work with
fresh and dried flowers. The competition was formidable, but
she soon saw, through the gift of a friend, the best way to
express her love of nature and beauty in her art. That first
press was a small one, but when opened it for the first time
and saw the perfectly preserved petals blooming in front of
her, she knew that this was the medium with which she wanted
to work. That was eleven years ago; today she owns thirty flower
presses and boasts that they are full "from the time the
forget-me-nots bloom in April until the last pansies smile at
me in October."
The majestic mountains of Vermont
serve as an inspiring background to Marcia's twenty acres of
beautiful gardens and lush fields. She enjoys decorating her
photography mats calling it "the best job she's ever had",
all the while heartened by the knowledge that the frames she
creates contain photos of cherished memories for people. Her
flowers are part of her, and her creations, the actualization
of a dream, which she gladly share with nature lovers throughout
the Northeast and elsewhere.